Fugitive found hiding in air vent | Crime
A fugitive apparently thought he’d found a cool place to hide from the heat.
On Wednesday Jonesboro police received information that Joe “Hot Shot” Scott was at his girlfriend’s home in the 1100-block of West Washington.
According to court records, Scott was wanted in the brutal beating of Henry “Tyrone” Bell. Investigators said Scott beat and kicked Bell in the head after suspecting him of cheating at cards.
Scott was also wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in Sioux City, Iowa.
When officers went to the home, Danielle Twyford “adamantly denied” he was at the house. She told police she had not seen Scott in “quite some time,” according to the affidavit.
Later Twyford reportedly told police Scott “might be inside,” but she didn’t know exactly where.
After receiving consent to search the home, police reportedly found Scott hiding in an air return vent under the living room floor.
Police arrested Scott on a charge of first degree battery. If convicted, he could be fined $15,000 and spend 5 to 20 years in prison.
Officers also arrested Twyford on a felony charge of hindering apprehension and prosecution. She faces a $10,000 fine and 3 to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Both are being held at the Craighead County Detention Center.
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